The Ladder Revisited – 290

The Ladder
The Ladder

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

This week I couldn’t find a time to record with Mark but we still managed to take another, separate look at The Ladder after many mentions of it recently. Mark also reviews Yesterdays.

  • What to leave out?
  • What to put on?
  • Live or studio tracks?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 10 – The Revealing Science of God – 220

Tales From Topographic Oceans
Tales From Topographic Oceans

In a week where Yes revealed they will be playing sides one and four of Tales From Topographic Oceans live, Mark and I look at aspects of the most controversial Yes album ever.

  • What’s Tales all about?
  • How many times have sides one and four been performed live?
  • Which line-up was best at performing it?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Live in Budapest – The Revealing Science of God – Episode 199

Live in Budapest
DVD purchased 2015

I watched a DVD of the Open Your Eyes Tour in 1998, featuring some great performances of classic and more modern Yes tracks. It was an enjoyable way to relax after some rather more frenetic and stressful recent experiences!

  • What difference does 17 years make to the performance?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Igor Khoroshev contribute?
  • Are classics and the latest tracks equally good?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

 

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Episode 151 – House of Yes Live from House of Blues

House of Yes
CD set purchased circa. 2000

The one hundred and fifty first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the 1999 live album, House of Yes Live from House of Blues.

  • How does a 6-man Yes sound?
  • How do they approach the classic material?
  • How does Khoroshev do live?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think.

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Episode 122 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 7 – Heart of the Sunrise

Heart of the Sunrise
Another Yes track through time

STOP PRESS! Yes, I realise I said Adam Wakeman rather than Oliver Wakeman in this episode! Sorry!

The one hundred and twenty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the live outings of Heart of the Sunrise, through the years.

  • What differences are there between performances?
  • Do changes in personnel affect the renditions?
  • How has the track aged?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Owner of a Lonely Heart
The best-known Yes track of all time

The one hundred and fourteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various performances of Owner of a Lonely Heart.

  • How has this track been approached by different line-ups?
  • What effect does Steve Howe have when he’s present?
  • Can anyone play that Rabin solo apart from him?

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Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes Music Podcast

Owner of a Lonely Heart
The best-known Yes track of all time

The one hundred and fourteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various performances of Owner of a Lonely Heart.

  • How has this track been approached by different line-ups?
  • What effect does Steve Howe have when he’s present?
  • Can anyone play that Rabin solo apart from him?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 105 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 5 – America

America
America from Yesterdays

The one hundred and fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various renditions of the track, America’.

Listen and see if you agree with my take on the performances, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is live always better than recorded?
  • How do changes in band members affect the performances?
  • Is this the best of the cover versions?

 

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Episode 105 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 5 – America – Yes Music Podcast

America
America from Yesterdays

The one hundred and fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various renditions of the track, America’.

Listen and see if you agree with my take on the performances, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is live always better than recorded?
  • How do changes in band members affect the performances?
  • Is this the best of the cover versions?

 

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Episode 101 – The Yes Alphabet – N

N
…brought to you by the letter, ‘N’.

The one hundred and first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘N’.

Listen and see which letter ‘N’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – or is it?
  • New Age – is that relevant?
  • What is the connection between Yes music and Star Wars?

 

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